Examples of Logo Usage:
+ Twitter/FB/Social Media (Square)
+ Blogs & Arcade (Short/wide rectangle, 4-5:1 width:height ratio)
+ Front page (Taller rectangle, say 2-3:1 width:height ratio)
We don't expect one design to fill all of our needs, but a good design would be one we can adapt as needed. For instance, a 400x300, two-line+image design may be turned into one line+image for the arcade & blog, use only the image on social media sites, and would be the full logo on the front page and in advertising.
Our slogan is "Where will your next quest take you?" references our quest system. It does not need to be incorporated with the logo, but feel free to show an option including it.
The demographics of our target audience: 16-40 years old, with some (though not necessarily much) discretionary income. Enjoys playing games, but does not need to be the stereotypical obsessed hardcore gamer (though they are certainly welcome!). We want both men and women to be a part of our community of game players.
If you choose to have our name in the logo, we do not want to see a font that is everywhere. Examples of fonts we don't want to see: Arial, Delicious, Helvetica, Fontin, Tahoma, Comic Sans, Times New Roman. You don't need to make up your own font for us, but step outside of that box. Using fonts that are too similar to those will more than likely get your design eliminated in the review phase (if not before).
A big bonus will be given to logos that reflect that we're a gaming site. While it's not a requirement, it's something we would really like to see.